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Gibson Limited Edition J-45 Figured Mahogany Special
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This limited edition J-45 model offers a select Adirondack red spruce top, known for it's incredible clarity and beautifully figured mahogany back an...Click To Read More About This Product
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Gibson's iconic J-45 model with many added custom appointments.
This limited edition J-45 model offers a select Adirondack red spruce top, known for it's incredible clarity and beautifully figured mahogany back and sides for a truly unique J-45. Abalone inlay is hand-inlaid into the headstock, fingerboard, and bridge for added customization. Supreme gold Grover open-back tuners add a touch of elegant detail. Built with the added versatility of an L.R. Baggs VTC pickup for easy plug-and-play anywhere. This limited edition is sure to be a coveted model and is limited to only 65 handmade instruments built in Bozeman, Montana.
- <b>Body</b><br>Body type: Dreadnought<br>Cutaway: Non-cutaway <br>Top wood: Sitka spruce<br>Back & sides: Figured mahogany<br>Bracing pattern: Scalloped X<br>Body finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer <br>Orientation: Right handed <br><b>Neck </b><br>Neck shape: Slim Taper<br>Nut width: 1.725" (43.8mm)<br>Fingerboard: Rosewood<br>Neck wood: Mahogany <br>Scale length: 24.75" <br>Number of frets: 20<br>Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer <br><b>Electronics</b><br>Pickup/preamp: Yes <br>Brand: L.R. Baggs <br>Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp<br>Preamp EQ: No <br>Feedback filter: No <br>Tuner: No <br><b>Other</b><br>Headstock overlay: None <br>Tuning machines: Gold Grover open back <br>Bridge: Rosewood<br>Saddle & nut: Tusq <br>Number of strings: 6-string <br>Special features: None <br>Case: Hardshell case<br>Accessories: Owner's manual <br>Country of origin: United States <br>
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Comments about Gibson Limited Edition J-45 Figured Mahogany Special:
Just got mine today. Fit and finish are fantastic in this Custom Shop special edition. This is a loud guitar with great clarity and projection. The tone is amazing and it is powerful. The best Gibson I've played prior to this one was a nearly $4K 2017 J-45 Vintage (Adirondack). The Vintage is an amazing guitar, but this one seems louder with more clarity and chime. I also like the neck better on this one - little easier to get around. Little different tone too, but both sound amazing. I could go back and forth on which one sounds better - depends.
It has great string to string seperation and flat picking is effortless, but not so much separation that you can't strum it. The harder you strum it, the louder it gets and the better it sounds. Not so with all Adi topped guitars, but it is true with this one. I can finger pick it too, but have to use just a little more effort than when playing a Sitka top. Set up is very good, but I will have it lowered just a bit more.
Could not be happier! I've owned and had opportunities to play a lot of guitars - Martin, Taylor, Bourgeois, Collings, Gibson (had a J-29 for while), Huss and Dalton (almost got one of their slope shoulder dreads) etc. This one is rock solid, is on a par with the best of the best, sounds exactly like it should (big, loud, crystal clear, yet focused and punchy), looks great with the ultra smooth open back lightweight tuners (smoother than the Waverly's on my Martin) and the abalone inlays are just enough to set off the rest of the top. Unfortunately, I've seen a lot of fit and finish issues with 2015 and 2016 standard Gibsons, but NO issues here.
Pretty much the perfect all around guitar that does it all. If you play light finger style almost exclusively, you might want to look elsewhere, but otherwise, you can't go wrong with this one.
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